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The advantages of using painkillers in horses are that they help an injured or ill horse feel better, eat more, lose less weight, stay in the hospital for a shorter time, and often avoid chronic pain, she explained. The potential disadvantages include the possibility that the horse makes the injury worse by being too active because he doesn't hurt as much, the fact that painkillers can slow down t

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